Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration: A Perfect Ending

Wim’s News from the Wildebeest Migration Safari: 
A Perfect Ending

A glorious morning greeted our final day here – and with the amazing golden light we knew that after photographing landscapes and sunrise shots, –

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– we just had to go in search of lions.

We found two large males … perfect conditions for portraits, –

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-and images of the two resting in the golden rays of the sun.

Not even a kilometre away we saw the three lionesses with their seven cubs. They had made a kill during the night, and were feeding. Well, the cubs, whose tummies were already well rounded, were playing, running around, returning to the carcass now and again for another bite.

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A bite or nibble then became more than that as one cub found a loose chunk of a leg. Off he dashed with his prize, and the others followed in hot pursuit. Suddenly, the most important item was that little chunk, and ambushes, leaps, and tugs-of-war kept the cubs (and us) engrossed.

After watching the interactions between the pride members for some time, –

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– we realised that time was marching on, and we wanted to check the river one more time. There was a massive buildup of animals at the river, and after a few hasty but very gratifying photos we simply had to leave.

Heading back to camp we seemed to encounter more game than ever. The usual elephants, wildebeest, giraffe, tommies, zebras, Topi, – and today there were Oribi and Hartebeest as well.

The morning proved to be the perfect ending to an action-packed, gripping, and photographically rewarding safari. Until our next visit here …